Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 today after a campaign which saw the Portuguese superstar help Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League twofold.
It was the third time that Ronaldo had won the award which was displayed on the sidelines of the Champions League gather arrange draw. His extraordinary opponent Lionel Messi has won the prize in two events and could make ready for him to catch a fifth Ballon d’Or title.
Ronal the o, who completed the best scorer in last season’s UEFA Champions League with 12 goals, incorporating two in the final against Juventus in Cardiff, got 482 points in the poll, with Messi (141 votes) and Buffon (109 votes) completing second and third individually.
Ronaldo won the UEFA award in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 and in the Champions League last season, where Real vanquished Juventus 4-1 in the final, he completed as best scorer with 12 goals.
Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon was second in the voting in front of Messi.
Here is the full list of UEFA Award winner in various categories:
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo
UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: Lieke Martens
Best Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season: Gianluigi Buffon
Best Defender of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season: Sergio Ramos
Best Midfielder of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season: Luka Modrić
Best Forward of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season: Cristiano Ronaldo
UEFA President’s Award: Francesco Totti